Minister's wife beats murder rap


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theleveloftime
April 19, 2007, 09:42 PM
Have you noticed that a woman who slaughtered her husband in cold blood with a shotgun has gotten away with murder?

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Geronimo45
April 19, 2007, 09:53 PM
It's an issue of emotion, not fact, in many cases. The jury feels sorry for somebody, so they let 'em off easy. It's the lawyer's job to make the indefensible seem defensible, a lot of times.

Reyn
April 19, 2007, 10:29 PM
She was convicted of voluntary manslaughter. She faces 3-6yrs in prison.

TinySA45
April 19, 2007, 10:33 PM
If the shoe was on the other foot, i.e. her husband had killed her, he'd be staring at the death penalty.

SomeKid
April 19, 2007, 10:47 PM
She deserves to be hanged. Her lawyers played the abused wife card and it sadly worked.

dralarms
April 19, 2007, 10:54 PM
Judge not, lest you also be judged.

sorry had to through that out there. I know nothing other than what I have saw on Tv and last night there was word that he had abused his daughter, something about suffocating her until she passed out so she would sleep. It's just hearsay but you can bet one thing. If he did those things the he is already paying for it and if she lied just to get a softer penality then she also will pay in the long run.

SomeKid
April 19, 2007, 11:07 PM
Judge not, lest you also be judged.

If you want to quote the Bible, do it in context. In effect, the message was do not be a hypocrite.

dra, taking Scripture out of context is equivalent to anti's saying the 2A is aimed at militias only.

ilbob
April 19, 2007, 11:08 PM
we have juries to decide the difference between murder and manslaughter. unless you can find some fault in their logic of deciding which crime was committed, I am inclined to accept the jury verdict. they heard the evidence and made a decision based on what they heard and saw in the court room.

Im283
April 19, 2007, 11:31 PM
The biggest thing i took from this case is that it is foolishness to leave a shotgun or any weapon laying around loaded where someone with little to no knowledge on it's use can access it.

She claimed she did not pull the trigger. Well we all know that is not a possibility. But it is easy to see how someone with little to no firearm know-how could inadvertantly shoot the thing.

I do not believe she intentionally killed that man, but from what I have read in the paper from testimony he was a real scumbag sleazeball when parishioners were not around. Forced sex, forced viewing of pornography, physical and mental abuse etc.... Not that in itself deserved being killed over. She should have waited until he was in the pulpit, grabbed the kids and fled to her parents. Shooting you spouse is rarely a solution. Firearm accidents give all legal gunowners a black eye.

My wife and daughter have expressed no interest in learning how to properly handle a gun. Therfore the guns are kept in a locked safe where no one but me knows the combination. The wife does know she can get the combo from the safe company in the event I am incapacitated. (it's an electronic keypad lock and I assume there is some master combination as the safe company claims to be able to unlock it in the event the combo is lost, you do have to prove ownership of the safe. It would take a few days at minimum I believe)

my 2 cents on the trial and non-gunny wifeys having access to guns.

Kentak
April 19, 2007, 11:33 PM
I'm not going to pass judgement on the verdict since I wasn't in the courtroom to hear and see all the testimony and examine the evidence as this jury did.

I thought that was the whole purpose of having a trial by jury of our peers.

theleveloftime
April 20, 2007, 01:37 AM
Ok so she beat the rap. She blew him out of his socks while his back was turned. Interesting how the story is so one sided. The husband is not around to ask.

Jeff White
April 20, 2007, 01:58 AM
I don't see how this is remotely on topic.

Jeff

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